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Trace Manga Gets Spinoff About Serial Killer Detective

posted on 2019-07-01 03:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ryō Izawa draws Brutal manga about vigilante detective murdering criminals

Tsukipro the Animation, A3! Summer Manga Both End

posted on 2019-07-01 04:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Both manga launched together in July 2018

ComiXology, Kodansha Comics Release Sailor Moon Manga Digitally in English

posted on 2019-07-01 10:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Companies provide ANN with 13-page preview of digital version

BookLive! E-Book Service Publishes Top Manga, Light Novels for 2019 (1st Half)

posted on 2019-07-02 13:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Shoko Nakagawa Draws Touching Pokémon Manga About 1st Gen Nostalgia

posted on 2019-07-02 16:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

Kodansha’s Shoujo Manga Magazine Nakayoshi to Hold Its 65th Anniversary Art Exhibition

July 02, 2019 10:10pm CDT
From Osamu Tezuka’s “Princess Knight” to CLAMP’s “Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card”

Aishiteruze Baby, The Romantica Clock’s Yoko Maki Retires From Manga Industry

posted on 2019-07-03 02:39 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga creator debuted in 1999; Aishiteruze Baby, The Romantica Clock both inspired TV anime

Rem Tops How Not To Summon a Demon Lord Best Girl Contest on Japanese, Global BookWalker Store

posted on 2019-07-03 14:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Rem will get a bonus short story and illustration in light novel’s 13th volume

Dark Horse Licenses Minetarō Mochizuki’s Isle of Dogs Manga

posted on 2019-07-03 23:31 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Dark Horse to also resume releases of The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service in omnibus volumes

Katsuhiro Otomo Works on ‘New Movie Project’

posted on 2019-07-04 02:54 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Ultraman, Linebarrels of Iron Creators Launch New Manga

posted on 2019-07-04 03:05 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Dragon Circus manga launches on July 19

Kickstarter Launches to Publish Naruto Manga in eBook

posted on 2019-07-04 08:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Masashi Kishimoto draws new illustration for eOneBook device’s dust jacket (Press Release)

I Married My Best Friend To Shut My Parents Up GN

by Rebecca Silverman, Jul 4th 2019

Viz Media Licences Downfall, Prince Freya, Blue Flag, ‘Love Me, Love Me Not’ Manga

posted on 2019-07-04 16:32 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Also: The Art of Junji Ito: Twisted Visions, Kirby: Art and Style Collection, more

Yen Press Adds The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious, 15 More Manga/Novels

posted on 2019-07-04 17:30 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Titles include: Im: Great Priest Imhotep, Afterschool Bitchcraft, Raw Hero

Kodansha to Launch ‘The Complete Works Project’ for Katsuhiro Otomo

posted on 2019-07-04 21:18 EDT by Egan Loo
Release will feature manga creator’s entire body of work since 1971 debut

ANN Review - Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for my Retirement eBook 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Jul 5th 2019

DC and Rooster Teeth Team Up for RWBY and gen:LOCK Comic Series

July 05, 2019 1:00pm CDT
Digital publications to kick off in August and September of 2019 with print editions to follow

Square Enix to Publish 6 New Manga in English

posted on 2019-07-05 21:40 EDT by Egan Loo
All 6 manga slated for 2020 debut

Seven Seas Licenses Bloom Into You Novels, Primitive Boyfriend Manga, More

posted on 2019-07-05 22:48 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
My Status as an Assassin Obviously Exceeds the Hero’s, Conditions of Paradise, My Androgynous Boyfriend, GIGANT, Citrus+, The King of Fighters: A New Beginning, Metamorphosis Veranda also licensed

By only offering a Digital Print Edition?

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ANN Review - Eve x Eve GN

by Rebecca Silverman, Jul 6th 2019

Kodansha Licenses 6 New Manga, Acquires Saiyuki, Chobits, Clover

posted on 2019-07-06 19:23 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Saint Young Men, Farewell, My Dear Cramer, Living-Room Matsunaga-san, Perfect World get print editions

Vertical Licenses A Trail of Blood, Daily Lives of High School Boys Manga

posted on 2019-07-06 19:24 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Also: 4 new manga for digital release, Bakemonogatari audio books, Owarimonogatari in October

J-Novel Club Announces Licenses of 5 New Light Novels, 3 New Manga

posted on 2019-07-06 23:57 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Company also to launch Kickstarter campaign to release Invaders of the Rokujouma!? in print, announces partnership with Tokyo Otaku Mode for 2 novel series

Sol Press Releases How to Treat a Lady Knight Right, Ride-On King Manga

posted on 2019-07-07 05:36 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Denpa Licenses The Girl with the Sanpaku Eyes, Guyabano Holiday Manga

posted on 2019-07-07 23:51 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Both manga slated for spring 2020 debut

Hiro Mashima’s Dragon Quest XI 1-Shot Manga Debuts in August

posted on 2019-07-08 00:53 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1-shot to tell story of Erik before he meets game’s protagonist

Hiroki Endo’s New Manga Reveals Title, Story

posted on 2019-07-08 05:13 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Planet of the Fools manga centers on boy involved in conflict between 2 sides

futekiya Enters Boys’ Love (BL) Manga Publishing with Online Subscription Service

Jul 8th 2019
Subscribers pay $6.99 a month for access to a licensed BL manga collection that supports artists and the industry.

Mari Okada’s O Maidens in Your Savage Season Manga Ends in September

posted on 2019-07-08 11:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
8th volume ships on October 9; manga’s TV anime with HIDIVE streaming premiered on July 5

Gou Tanabe’s H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness Manga Wins ACBD Award in France

posted on 2019-07-08 12:30 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Dark Horse releases adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft science-fiction horror novella in English

Daytime Shooting Star GN 1

by Rebecca Silverman, Jul 8th 2019

Philippines Arrests Alleged Manager of Mangamura Piracy Site

posted on 2019-07-09 01:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
28-year-old Romi Hoshino arrested at Embassy of Japan’s request

The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done! Manga Listed as Ending in 10th Volume

posted on 2019-07-09 11:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kazuki, Kogetaokoge launched manga based on Shirow Shiratori’s novels in 2015

Baki The Grappler Manga’s 1st Chapter Gets Remake

posted on 2019-07-09 12:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Remake of 1st chapter in long-running Baki saga debuts on Thursday

Hajimete no Gal’s Meguru Ueno Launches New Manga on July 13

posted on 2019-07-09 14:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Otaku no Tonari wa Elf Desu ka? centers on unpopular boy with elf neighbor

Kouzi Yokoyama Launches Erotic Comedy Manga in August

posted on 2019-07-10 00:32 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New Iroha ni HoERO! manga from Tokyo Ravens: Girls Photograph/Rednight Eve artist

High-rise Invasion Sequel Manga Launches on July 28

posted on 2019-07-10 01:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tenkū Shinpan arrive sequel to feature new areas, characters

One Piece Stampede Anime Film Gets Novel in August

posted on 2019-07-10 12:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
.hack//Legend of the Twilight, Digimon Next manga’s Tatsuya Hamazaki pens novel

Oh! great’s Bakemonogatari Manga Enters Climax

posted on 2019-07-10 16:15 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Adaptation of NisiOisin’s novels launched in March 2018

Trinity Seven Manga Gets New Spinoff Series in September

posted on 2019-07-10 17:15 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Yōichi Nishio draws Trinity Seven -Revision- spinoff of Kenji Saito, Akinari Nao’s manga

Nana Haruta’s 6-gatsu no Love Letter Manga Ends in August

posted on 2019-07-11 02:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga launched in June 2018

Check Out Sora Amamiya & Yuma Uchida’s Anime Character Voices in Rikekoi Manga CM

July 11, 2019 3:10am CDT
ZERO-G (My Roommate is a Cat)-produced comedy is slated for 2019

Yuzuki N Dash Launches New Manga on July 23

posted on 2019-07-11 05:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kareshi ga Iru no ni manga centers on relationship between boy, girl who already has boyfriend

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless Manga Ends on July 25

posted on 2019-07-11 07:50 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga inspired anime adaptation in 2016

eigoMANGA Is Headed To San Diego Comic-Con 2019

Jul 11th 2019

Tokyo Gets Spooky with Eko Eko Azarak Horror Manga Art Exhibition

July 11, 2019 12:04pm CDT
Influential series about high school witchcraft ran from 1975 - 1979 in Akita Shoten’s “Weekly Shonen Champion”

2 More Suspects Arrested in Mangamura Piracy Site Case

posted on 2019-07-11 17:01 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
More than 10 young people reportedly involved in site’s operation

New Young Animal Zero Magazine Launches on September 9

posted on 2019-07-12 01:33 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New magazine centers on “fighting young men”

Akagi Sequel Manga Yami Ma no Mamiya Launches

posted on 2019-07-12 01:52 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New manga centers on mahjong player who settles disputes through mahjong

Kodansha’s Comic Days Website Launches Hop Step Sing! Manga in English

posted on 2019-07-12 02:08 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga adaptation of VR idol group launched on Thursday

My Hero Academia Manga Tops U.S. Monthly Bookscan June List

posted on 2019-07-12 04:44 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Komi Can’t Communicate, Splatoon, Promised Neverland, One-Punch Man, Smashed, Berserk also rank

Hinomaru Sumō Manga Reaches ‘Climax’ in Next Chapter on July 22

posted on 2019-07-12 11:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga inspired 24-episode anime series last year

Dr. Stone’s Boichi Draws One Piece 1-Shot Manga About Zoro for Manga’s 22nd Anniversary

posted on 2019-07-12 11:15 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Also: Shonen Jump to feature “latest information” on Hollywood adaptation on manga’s 22nd anniversary on July 22

My Hero Academia Gets New Spinoff Manga This Month

posted on 2019-07-12 11:45 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Yōkō Akiyama draws spinoff manga in Jump Giga, Saikyō Jump magazines

Manga Answerman - Is the Word “Hentai” Misunderstood/Misused by Fans Outside of Japan?

by Deb Aoki, Jul 12th 2019

Hana to Yume Apologizes For Publishing Manga Strongly Resembling Arina Tanemura’s Work

posted on 2019-07-12 17:15 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Nosora Uwa’s ‘Romance and Battle’ manga was removed from magazine’s digital version

Hentai Artist Aiue Oka Asks Readers to Not Pirate, Buy Officially Licensed Manga

posted on 2019-07-12 19:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Seven Seas Announces Ten New Manga and Light Novel Licenses at Anime Expo 2019

Jul 12th 2019

Yen Press Issues Correction Regarding 2 Persona 5 Manga Licenses Mistakenly Announced at Anime Expo

posted on 2019-07-13 00:21 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Company stated it “has not been granted rights” to publish 2 manga in English

SOZO Comics to Release ZAN, Marin, Prince of Lan Ling, Enchanted Racer Manga in English on ComiXology

posted on 2019-07-13 01:10 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
All 4 manga debut on Tuesday with plans to release manga in 5 other languages

futekiya Launches Boys-Love Manga Subscription Service in English

posted on 2019-07-13 04:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
US$6.99 monthly service launched with 10 Shodensha titles plus independent artists

ANN Review - Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria Novel 9

by Theron Martin, Jul 13th 2019

Aoko Sasaki Launches New Seven Days War Manga in August

posted on 2019-07-14 01:03 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New manga adapts upcoming anime film

ANN Review - Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō GN 6

by Rebecca Silverman, Jul 14th 2019

Weekly Shonen Magazine Launches Advice-Giving Twitter Account

posted on 2019-07-14 15:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Magazine celebrates its 60th anniversary with collaboration with Mitsuya Cider

Manga Creator Arina Tanemura Designs Virtual YouTubers for Tokyo Cinderella Story Channel

posted on 2019-07-15 17:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Watch Death Note Manga Illustrator’s Live-Drawing at His First Art Exhibition

July 16, 2019 1:45am CDT
“NEVER COMPLETE” displays 500 selected original drawings from his manga works

Captain Tsubasa: Rising Sun Manga Goes on Hiatus Until October

posted on 2019-07-16 11:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga resumes in Grand Jump’s 21st issue

Project ARMS Writer’s Detective Xeno and the Seven Locked Murder Rooms Manga Ends

posted on 2019-07-17 09:54 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
8th, final volume ships on September 18

German YouTuber Nino Kerl Makes Cameo in Mashima’s Edens Zero Manga

posted on 2019-07-17 16:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

NAOE’s Aoharu x Machinegun Manga Ends in August

posted on 2019-07-17 17:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Series debuted in 2014, inspired anime in 2015

Mōryō no Hako Artist Launches New Manga With Natsuhiko Kyogoku

posted on 2019-07-17 18:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Series adapts Bara Jūji Sōsho novels based on Kyogoku’s Hyakki Yakō series

NisiOisin, Suzuka Oda’s Bishōnen Tanteidan Manga Ends 1st Part

posted on 2019-07-17 20:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga based on NisiOisin’s novel series about eccentric boy detective squad debuted in April 2016

Magical Girl Site Manga Ends in 3 Chapters

posted on 2019-07-18 07:10 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga launched in 2013, inspired TV anime in spring 2018

Satsujin Muzai, Black Knight Parade Move Magazines

posted on 2019-07-18 07:40 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Satsujin Muzai moves to Tonari no Young Jump, Black Night Parade moves to Ultra Jump

Black Lagoon Gets Spinoff Manga About Sawyer

posted on 2019-07-18 11:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Spinoff manga by Tatsuhiko Ida debuts in September alongside main manga’s return from hiatus

Udon Entertainment Releases 1st Volume of The Rose of Versailles Manga in December

posted on 2019-07-18 16:21 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Publisher also announces Street Fighter, CAPCOM, Mega Man art books

Former Soccer Star Karina Maruyama Gets Baki-Style Make Over

posted on 2019-07-18 17:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Drawn & Quarterly to Release Compilation of Kuniko Tsurita Manga

posted on 2019-07-19 03:04 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The Sky is Blue with a Single Cloud book slated for spring 2020 release

Masami Kurumada Launches New Fūma no Kojirō Manga in August

posted on 2019-07-19 05:26 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st new manga in Fūma no Kojirō franchise since 2006

ANN Interview: Square-Enix’s Manga Manager Masaaki Shimizu

by Deb Aoki, Jul 19th 2019

Cross Infinite World Licenses Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Novels

posted on 2019-07-19 18:15 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
√After launches on September 30, √Before in early 2020